Marisa Adams is an avid reader with an immense passion for great love stories. She is an educator, wife, and mother but always finds the time to squeeze in a little time to get lost in the worlds of her characters. She hates doing laundry, loves to cook meals for her family, and would rather be curled up with a great book (or typing away on her laptop) than almost anything else. She has been writing for years and has finally decided to branch into the world of novels.
Marisa believes in love at first sight and happy endings. Each of her books will remind you that romance and true love still exist even in today's fast paced world.
Hi Marisa and welcome to Book Worm Brandy!
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself
There’s really not too much to tell because in many ways, I’ve lived a fairly ordinary life.
I have lived in a sum total of three different places. I grew up in Katy, TX a suburban small town
West of Houston with a fabulous school district that I returned to work in after earning a
Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. My four years in
College Station, TX left me with a great respect for tradition and the love of my best friend. We
married while still in college and moved to Katy after graduation. In 2011, my husband’s
company transferred him to the Fort Worth, Texas area, so we moved which has been an
extremely interesting transition for me. Not only did I leave my family and hometown behind,
but my career as well; my husband and I made the decision to live off one income so I could be a
full time Mom to our daughter.
I started freelance article writing as a way to keep my mind going and earn a little extra
income. Overtime, I realized I should break out my manuscript from a few years ago, rework
some of it, and publish the story.
In 2011, my husband’s company transferred him to the Fort Worth, Texas area, so we moved which has been an extremely interesting transition for me. Not only did I leave my family and hometown behind, but my career as well; my husband and I made the decision to live off one income so I could be a full time Mom to our daughter.
I started freelance article writing as a way to keep my mind going and earn a little extra income. Overtime, I realized I should break out my manuscript from a few years ago, rework some of it, and publish the story.
2. Do you have other stories in the works?
I am working to complete a holiday novella featuring some of the secondary cast from Is Love Enough. I’ve had several requests to know more about Danny and Nikki so I will explore them in this shorter format. I also have several new novels in the works that I will continue developing for release in 2013.
3. What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
I absolutely love the hours! I can take care of my family, be there for my daughter when she needs something, and still have the time to write. I also love the fact that I get to spend time with the characters that dance in my imagination! They have some fantastic stories and I can’t wait to explore them.
4. What is your least favorite?
The hours!! While I absolutely love the fact that I get to set my own schedule, I have a bad habit of getting lost in my characters and their stories. I can write for hours and often my husband will roll over and say, “okay – go to bed now!”
5. If you weren't writing, what would be your other dream career?
I am one of those individuals who have already had a dream career. Although it is extremely stressful, I had the privilege of working in the public school system for 11 years, first as a teacher and then later as an administrator. Not only did I teach some of the neatest kids, but I worked with some of the most fantastic people! I miss most of them every day, particularly since we moved and I no longer have the ability to see them regularly.
6. What do you like to do during your free time?
I spend my free time with my family; it is my favorite thing to do. Most evenings will find my husband, daughter, and I at the dinner table sharing about our days. Our favorite thing is to share the best, saddest, and silliest moment of the day (an excellent technique to get your kids to talk about their day that I learned from a friend). We love taking small day trips together and just sending time together. When it is not just the three of us, we are usually with extended family. I am very close to my parents and we see them often.
7. Who was the first person you told that you wanted to publish Is Love Enough?
My husband is the first one I told that I wanted to pursue this. He, of course, encouraged me to explore the possibility. But, it is my mother who is my consummate cheerleader. I did not tell her first because I wanted to surprise her, but she is the one who pushed and encouraged me for years. She is the one who has read every draft I’ve ever created and has offered suggestions and advice every step of the way.
Thank you so much for the interview Marisa! I wish you nothing but success with your future career! You are very talented and I look forward to your other works!!
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